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Troy University



It was founded on February 26, 1887 as Troy State Normal School within the Alabama State University System by an Act of the Alabama Legislature. It is the flagship university of the Troy University System. 


Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services which promote the welfare of the individual student. Troy University's dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship and research.

Institutional goals refer to the central themes of the mission. They enable the mission and stand as major areas for institutional development. As derived from the Troy University mission, below are the institutional goals of the University.


The Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE) office provides the services needed by Troy University for the primary functions of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness. Institutional research requires that analyses, reports, and surveys be prepared for the University, federal agencies, state agencies and other external agencies; that a facilities inventory be maintained; and that relevant University information be published online for ready access by University personnel.


Troy University offers students a top-ranked education made up of more than 260 internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. Whether you are pursuing your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, TROY will help prepare you on your road to success. As you earn your degree, you’ll join the ranks of thousands of TROY Trojan Warriors who have entered the world of work career-ready and able to compete in the most competitive markets in the world.


Student services

  • Administrative Offices
  • Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, & Interpreter Training
  • Department of Leadership Development & Professional Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Teacher Education
  • Office of Certification & Field Experience
  • Emeriti Faculty

Housing services

The complete university experience may be found at Troy University’s beautiful, historic campus in Troy, Ala. The Troy, Ala. campus provides top-notch academic programs as well as experiences that shape careers and lives. Students on the Troy Campus enjoy more than 150 clubs, Greek organizations and philanthropic groups, as well study abroad programs, Division I athletics, an honors program and more. 

Library services

Troy University Libraries are continuing to work to provide you with the service and access you need while protecting everyone’s safety. During this period the University Libraries want to do the most we can to assist faculty and students.

ICT services

In addition to physical materials, all of the libraries provide access to over 200 databases, including those that allow access to books, reference works, journal and newspaper articles, audio-visual sources including streaming video, and numeric data via computers, tablets, and smart phones.

Medical services

  • The Health Center is located in Hamil Hall on the TROY campus.
  • General care services are available to all Troy University students.
  • A professional doctor, nurse practitioner, and trained nurses are prepared to take care of most of your general health needs.
  • TROY campus students should consult with the health center first before going to an off-campus doctor or to the hospital.

Student Life

Campus life

Troy University's Troy campus is located near downtown Troy. The campus sits along rolling hills with many old oak trees present along the streets and throughout campus. A very small lake named Lake Lagoona sits in front of university's Sorrell Chapel. 

Sports facilities

The Trojan Fitness Center offers fitness machines, free weights, and cardiovascular machines. Trojan Games recreation room has two billiard tables, two table tennis tables, and a foosball game. The Natatorium houses an eight-lane 25-yard Olympic-style pool. The Recreation Center Gym has two basketball courts, a cardio room, a dance room, and a large outside pool. Wright Hall Gym, located adjacent to the Natatorium, offers a basketball court, two volleyball courts, and four badminton courts. The Intramural Fields consist of four flag football fields, two softball fields, and one soccer field. 

Student clubs

  • Department and Professional
  • Greek Life
  • Honor Societies
  • Leadership, Service and Special Interests
  • Performing Groups
  • Political
  • Publications
  • Religious


Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.  

Troy, Alabama, United States

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